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Class of 1975

  • CAS class correspondent: Susan Bennet Olson

    “Please send me your stories and updates of what you’ve been doing since ’75!” —May 15, 2017

  • Harold B. Tate BS ’62, MAT ’75, June 2, 2016, age 76.

  • Neva C. Neff BA ’67, MAT ’75, April 16, 2018, age 89. After graduation, Neff taught in the Reedville and Newberg (Oregon) school districts for 24 years. She is remembered fondly by her many students. Survivors include husband Jack; sons Gregory, David, and Timothy; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

    • 09/01/2011

      David Aamodt JD ’75 joined Markowitz Herbold Glade & Mehlhaf as of counsel after retiring from PGE as associate general counsel.

  • Thomas C. Bauer ’75, July 16, 2016, age 63. Survivors include his wife, Donna; children Alyssa, Chris, Stephanie, and Emily; and one grandchild.

    • 09/01/2013

      Wrote and published a techno-thriller, Proteus, about a genetically modified oil-eating organism that goes awry.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was named an Oregon Super Lawyer in 2014 and 2015. Bennett is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey.

    • 05/15/2015

      Presented a CLE program—Ethical and Malpractice Issues Arising From Association and Consultation Relationships Between Attorneys Not in the Same Firm—at the January 16, 2015, meeting of the Idaho State Bar’s Litigation Section.

    • 09/01/2013

      Presented a CLE program, Differences Between Idaho and Oregon State Court Practices and Procedures, in Boise, Idaho. Berg practices in Oregon and Idaho.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was elected president of the National Association of Women Judges. Frantz is the first from Oregon to hold the position. She has served on the Multnomah County Circuit Court bench since 1994, and is Chief Criminal Judge. 

    • 09/01/2011

      Julie Frantz JD ’75 was elected director for the Multnomah Bar Foundation for a three-year term. Frantz joined the Multnomah County Circuit Court in 1994 and is the chief criminal judge. She became the first female president of the Oregon State Bar and received the MBA Award of Merit in 1992. She is the former president of the Oregon Law Foundation and the Oregon Circuit Court Judges Association, and serves as the vice president of the National Association of Women Judges.

    • 10/19/2016

      Was invited to join the board of directors for Edison High School, a private school in Portland dedicated to assisting students with learning challenges. Grenley has been on the Board of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), which trains and supports volunteers who assist foster children in the juvenile justice system, for eight years. He is also serving on the law school’s Board of Visitors. Grenley is an owner at Garvey Schubert Barer and has been a trial lawyer for over 40 years, concentrating in securities, real estate, corporate disputes, class actions, and other complex litigation in state and federal courts.

    • 04/17/2015

      Received Lewis & Clark Law School’s 2015 Distinguished Business Law Graduate Award. The honor recognizes demonstrated exemplary leadership. Grenley is a partner in Garvey Schubert Barer’s business litigation practice in Portland. 

    • 10/09/2017

      Marcia Krieger BA ’75, who is mother to five grown children and grandmother to one young one, tells us she feels she is “nearing senior status.” Krieger is currently chief judge for the U.S. District Court of Colorado.

  • The Honorable John B. Lewis passed away June 7, 2016. He was 69 years old.

    John received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Portland State University. He became a sole practitioner shortly after earning his JD and was named a Hillsboro municipal court judge in 1980. John was a Washington County district and circuit court trial judge from 1993 to 2006, the last seven years of which he was the presiding family and juvenile court judge.

    Following his 2006 retirement, he started a mediation and reference judge practice with another retired judge, Al Bonebrake. John handled hundreds of cases in this capacity, ranging in type from civil and domestic relations to contracts, personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice.

    John is survived by his wife, Linda, and a daughter. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that gifts be made to a Lewis & Clark Law School scholarship in John’s name.

    • 01/15/2018

      Lynn Long BS ’75 retired from the Oregon State University Extension Service, where he specialized in studying the cherry industries of Italy, France, Spain, and Germany. In early 2018, he was crowned the 74th Cherry King at the Yakima (Washington) Convention Center. He received the honor for his work in helping the Pacific Northwest Cherry industry develop higher-density growing techniques.

    • 09/29/2017

      Christine Lorentz BA ’75, BA ’79 is the founding member of the Go Warriors! Aloha High School Opportunity Fund. Now in its third year, the fund awards grants through the Beaverton (Oregon) Education Foundation to small, nonsupported student group projects and funds optional class activities in a wide range of areas, including career and personal development.

    • 08/03/2016

      Was named in the 2016 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for his work in real estate. Markley is a founding partner of the Greene & Markley law firm.

    • 07/21/2015

      Was honored in the 2015 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Markley, a founding partner of the law firm Greene & Markley, was recognized in the real estate category.

    • 02/03/2017

      Niels Marquardt BA ’75 was presented with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Lewis & Clark Board of Alumni. See “Lewis & Clark to Host Alumni Awards” in the winter 2017 issue of the Chronicle.

    • 09/01/2013

      Returned to private practice, rejoining his former law firm—now Glazer, Maurer & Peterson—in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Maurer served as presiding judge of the Clackamas County Circuit Court from 2006 through 2010. His practice emphasizes personal injury, family law, criminal defense, and general civil litigation.

  • Linda Lohbeck Miller BS ’75, March 7, 2018, age 65. Miller taught elementary school for more than 30 years in Stafford, Yamhill, and Carlton, Oregon. She earned her master’s degree in education from Linfield College in 1989. An accomplished musician and gardener, she also enjoyed traveling, reading, and entertaining. She is survived by husband Mark Miller BS ’75, daughter Celeste Miller Munden BA ’02, son Brett, grandson Wesley, and her devoted pug, Hoss.

  • Arthur R. Nanna MAT ’75, January 6, 2018, age 81. Nanna held a variety of jobs during his life, including lifeguard, teacher, and master electrician. For fun, he loved skiing and traveling. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Donna Nanna MAT ’76.

    • 02/15/2017

      Kate Persons BA ’75 moved to Barrow, Alaska, immediately after graduating from Lewis & Clark and has worked as a fisheries and wildlife biologist in northern Alaska ever since. Currently living in Nome with her husband, Peter Rob, she is officially a retired Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist but still works seasonally doing aerial surveys for big-game population assessment. Persons spends every possible moment outdoors enjoying the wildlife and beauty of northwest Alaska and traveling to see and learn about other ecosystems and natural wonders around the world.

    • 06/28/2018

      Sue Sampson BA ’75 has retired and returned to Portland following 40 years in the dialysis products industry, having worked in Portland, Germany, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Boston. She enjoys being back closer to family and reconnecting with Lewis & Clark alumni.

    • 02/15/2017

      Ed Sarrett BA ’75 is in the middle of his 39th year at Bellarmine College Preparatory, a Jesuit high school in San Jose. He spent 29 years teaching French and Spanish, 22 years coaching soccer, and the last 10 years as part of the counseling department. In 2001, Sarrett retired from coaching to go back to school for his master’s degree in counseling psychology from Santa Clara University. He now has a private practice as a marriage and family therapist. He has two grown children, one a graphic designer and rowing coach and the other a substitute teacher and basketball coach at Bellarmine.

    • 02/15/2017

      Carol Savonen BA ’75 worked as an ecologist and science writer for most of her career. After 20 years on the faculty at Oregon State University, she retired in 2008 to do volunteer conservation work. Savonen has advised the Oregon Flora Project and the Institute for Applied Ecology in Corvallis. Five years ago, she started the first Oregon chapter of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness, a national grassroots organization that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. She still loves to ski and explore wild places and has a huge garden in the Coast Range on the Marys River with her husband, Kirk Schroeder.

    • 02/15/2017

      Janet Hall Schempf BA ’75, having retired in 2013 from an award-winning career as a biologist and environmental impact analyst for the State of Alaska, returned to school to earn a graduate-level certificate in nonprofit management and start her own consulting service. Schempf’s home is in southeast Alaska, where her family has lived for about 120 years.

    • A View From the Porch—Observations About Life From a Baby Boomer

      Ray Smythe MAT ’75 wrote and published A View From the Porch (CreateSpace, 2017), a collection of short compositions, observations, and reactions to the world today. The book is intended to instill positivity and help readers to find meaning and clarity in life.

      Posted 09/25/2017
    • Creative Teaching: A Guide to Success in the Classroom

      Ray Matlock Smythe MAT ’75 compiled a book full of ideas for teachers at all grade levels. It includes successful strategies, hints, and tips to use in their classrooms all year long.

      Posted 01/23/2017
    • Communion: Poems 1976–1998

      Primus St. John BS ’75, winner of the Western States Book Award for his poetry anthology Communion and an Oregon Book Award winner for poetry, was featured last summer on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Art Beat. During the feature, he read from his work and discussed his time at Lewis & Clark, including his friendship with Professor and Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford.

      Posted 10/14/2016
    • 10/14/2016

      Patricia Sullivan BA ’75, whose career in law has spanned 38 years, culminating in 2000 with her appointment as Malheur County Circuit Court judge, announced her retirement in March 2016. While she plans to maintain an active presence in the community, Sullivan looks forward to having more time to spend with her husband, two daughters, and 7-year-old grandchild.

  • Harold B. Tate BS ’62, MAT ’75, June 2, 2016, age 76.

    • 02/15/2017

      Joan Williams BA ’75, who was a clinical and school psychologist for many years, founded the nonprofit Mundo Exchange with her partner in 1996. Mundo Exchange offers volunteer programs and global cultural exchanges for people of all ages in partnership with local communities. The organization’s current projects focus on rural high-need areas in Thailand and Guatemala. Most of the year, Williams is either in Bueng Kan, Thailand, or Chajul, Guatemala. She has had a great time reuniting with dear friends from Lewis & Clark.

    • 02/15/2017

      Carolyn Wright BA ’75 is a field botanist with Washington’s Department of Natural Resources in the Natural Areas Program, where habitat restoration is a major focus of her work. She volunteers with Oregon State University’s Master Gardeners and The Dalles Art Center (where she was previously the director). She also works with the Native Plant Society of Oregon, hikes with the Foggy Ridgers, and tries to do more than just fret about current politics.